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donnell's campaign for the governorship in virginia, and the way he has governed since he has been there. virginia governor bob mcdonnell, after tim pawlenty, now being christened the new voice of the republican moderate. when he was endorsed last year, noted, quote, moderate temperament. mr. mcdonnell was hand-picked by the republican party to give the republican response to president obama's state of the union address earlier this year, after he had been in office precisely 11 days. mr. mcdonnell was praised as the new face of the republican party. move over, tim pawlenty, there is a new republican moderate seeming guy in town. a new republican moderate seeming guy that declared the month of april will be confederate history month in the commonwealth of virginia. governor mcdonnell releasing a proclamation to that effect saying, quote, april is the month in which the people of virginia joined the confederate states of america in a four-year war between the states for independence. oh, that's what we're calling it now, a four-year war between the states for independence. sounds awesome. is that a
is happening in northe virginia on roads. >> water main break at tysons corner. sarah simmons is live. >> reporter: it's a 20-inch water main break. this happened at about 3:00 this morning. the water is shut off. and you can see the massive crater left behind. this is 123 norbound between international drive and the beltway. at this point theyare still trying to figure out if the road is safe. they are hoping they can get one lane open on the northbound side, otherwise this will be a while. the road has buckled. they say it could be eight pl hours or maybe even all day or possibly more to get the road fixed and driveable once again. v-dot is telling us this was due to a construction crew overnight that was working here on a hot lane project and they were boring underneath the surface to install piping for the project and that is when the break occurred. now falls church water authority have been out here as well. they shut off the water and are saying there are a few outages and mostly in tysons corner. you might have water but at a low pressure. it will be a traffic nightmare. 123 s
million. >>> west virginia's governor is asking for the same guy that handled the sago mine disaster to look in to the explosion last week. he is the head of the safety administration. they say upper big branch should have received a warning letter in october about a potential pattern of safety violations, but a computer program failed to include eight citations at the mine. >>> time for another "living $mart" report and jessica doyle has more on the warning about a lexus suv. >> that's right. of course you told people about this consumer warning at this time yesterday. the news is consumer reports urging people not to guy the lexus gx-460 because of safety problems and now toyota told lexus dealers to stop selling the 2010 suv until the problem is fixed. in one of consumer reports emergency handling tests the suv was shown losing control in a way that could lead to a rollover, raising the risk of serious injury or death. toyota is providing a loaner car for drivers too concerned to continue to driving the gs- 460. the don't buy warning is a rarity from consumer reports. >>> fewer pe
to the 29 men who lost their lives in the west virginia mine explosion, speaking at the memorial service the president says the nation would honor the miners by improving safety for the mine industry. fox's nicole collins has the story. . >> reporter: weeks after 29 cole miners died president obama traveled to west virginia for a somber tribute. in a eulogy honoring those lost he offers words of solace. >> if any comfort can be found it can perhaps be found by seeking of face of god who quiets our troubled minds, a god who mendz our broken hearts. a god who eases our mourning soles. >> reporter: family placed helmets over crosses, unable to holdback tears. they lost their lives on april 5th when an explosion ripped through the upper big branch mine run by massey energy. the president is planning to do whatever possible to prevent another mining accident. he has ordered a review of all cole mines with poor safety records and urging federal officials to strengthen laws. >> our task here on earth is to save lives from being lost in another such tragedy, to do what we must do individually an
>>> praying for a miracle. still no sign of life for four miners trapped in a west virginia mine for more than a day and a half. >>> targeting terror. the u.s. government approves the killing of an american cleric. >>> and body on board. two women are caught trying to sneak a dead man onto an airplane. sneak a dead man onto an airplane. >> he wasn't dead. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, thanks for joining us, i'm michelle gielan. they're praying for a miracle in west virginia this morning. a desperate effort is under way to reach four missing miners trapped by monday's coal mine explosion. the blast killed at least 25 miners. rescue crews are drilling shafts to vent deadly gases but they don't expect to break through until late today. terrell brown is in montcoal, west virginia with more. good morning, terrell. >> reporter: good morning to you. we saw a number of fire trucks racing back toward that coal mine this morning. apparently there was a brushfire on or near the property. no word this morning on how serious that was. meanwhile rescuers continue to work to save t
tomorrow. same time, same channel. an update on the tragic mine explosion in west virginia, the deadliest u.s. mining disaster in 26 years, 25 miners dead, four still missing, screen left, you see the microphones set up for the morning briefing, we expect that within the hour, good morning, everybody, that's where we start, i'm bill hemmer, welcome to "america's newsroom" and welcome back to martha. martha: good morning to you, good morning, everybody, i'm martha maccallum and this massive explosion ripping through what is known as the upper big branch mine and it happened during a shift change yesterday. we're just learning that this mine had six violations , dealing with ventilation issues alone, just this year. that is since january. last year, the mine faced 48 what are called unwarrantable failure orders which are considered quite serious. among the dead in yesterday's blast, and we're learning all of these individual stories now as it comes to light, in one situation, three members of the same family, an uncle and two of his nephews who were all working together were found in close pr
person? >> he was last seen driving a 1999 silver at zero with virginia check -- virginia tags -- silver acura with virginia tags. >> maryland senators had amended a bill considering giving schools and police new powers to deal with gangs. coming up, traffic is slow around the convention center. we will tell you how residents are coping. >> plus, the short list of possible supreme court nominees. >> and rescuers go into a west virginia mine. >> a nussle year in the the weather center. good looking stuff -- i am if i had to sit on a bench during the middle of a game due to diabetes it would frustrate me. in a basketball game a couple minutes could mean a big momentum shift. my bayer meter is very important. (announcer) only bayer's contour meter has programmable personal high low settings. it allows me to be able to look at my highs and lows to make sure that my diabetes is being controlled as tightly as possible. with my bayer meter i don't miss valuable game time. i'm alana burns and staying in the game is my simple win. (announcer) the contour meter, only from bayer. >> a somber servic
of your fox 5 on-time traffic. >>> more breaking news on the deadlmine explosion in west virginia. emergency crews have suspended the search now because the oxygen levels are too low. they are still trying to reach at least four missing miners but they admit the chance for survival is slim. it is the worst mining disafter ther in more than two decades. >> it is happening in raleigh county, west virginia. ainsley earhart has more. >> reporter: ambulances surround the massey energy company's upper big branch mine in raleigh county, west virginia. about 0 miles south of charleston. dozens were working in the coal mine athe time. explosion. search crews are combing the mine looking for survivors. >> we are hoping they possibly made it to one of the refuge chambers that are in place on the working section. >> reporter: people are now holding onto hope that those missing are still alive. >> it is a rescue operation. it is definitely not a recovery operation. refuge chambers have the ability to have 9 # hours of oxygen in them. so we have time on our side. >> reporter: as crews work into
the confederacy heats up, mississippi governor haley barbour weighing in saying why should virginia's governor have mentioned slavery in his proclamation? we will talk with historian douglas brink about the real history of the war and why now, many try to rewrite it. >>> keeping them honest, the ten continue family who sent their newly adopted russian child back, putting him on a plane alone and not even telling russian officials he was coming. this 17-year-old justin hanson that we are talking about, there he is, we blurred his image because of his age and the situation he was involved n he was adopted only about six months ago but last week, he showed up, as you probably know, up announced at russia's child protection ministry with a note from his adopted family saying he was violent and the mom was misled by adoption officials in russia. russian officials are furious, threatening to suspend all adoption buys americans. today, tennessee law enforcement officials held a news conference but the truth is as you are going to see, they are having trouble investigating the case because just answer
at the west virginia mine where deadly gases at unheard levels are keeping rescuers at bay as the families of four missing men wait and pray. >>> plus, honoring the confederacy and stirring up controversy. one governor's decision opens up some old wounds and draws condemnation from some african-american leaders. i'm wolf blitzer. you are in "the situation room." >>> they are self-proclaimed christian with warriors planning to attack law enforcement officers here in the united states and insight the overthrow of the u.s. government. chilling allegations against the alleged members of a michigan malit malitia, and now ominous recordings revealing a deep sea of loathing of those they call terrorists. susan candiotti is working the story for us. susan, tell the viewers what you have. >> reporter: well, wolf, cnn has obtained exclusively an audiotape played during a bond hearing for alleged members of the gutari militia last week. the government says you are about to hear the voice of the alleged leader. >> in this nation we think we are free, but you need a certificate to be born, a license to
is setting in between germantown road area to 370. virginia, virginia. we are keeping an eye on your roads, as well. 66 eastbound tracking the taillights. normal slow go 50 to 123. 395 northbound. total drive time about 15 minutes or so to get from duke to seminary. no incidents along the way and before that on 95 from 123 to lorton we are below speed. that's the traffic. now, back to you. >>> new this morning, a fire sends two georgetown university workers to the hospital. the fire happened around 2:30 this morning on them second floor of the new north building. the two men injured suffered first-degree burns to their arms and legs. no word on what started the blaze. georgetown student newspaper the hoya reports there is some water damage. >>> you have just under 18 hours to get your taxes in to uncle sam. for everyone where last-minute questions, we have help for you this morning with a special tax tip thursday report we go live to jessica doyle. she's at the friendship heights post office in northwest washington. good morning. >> good morning. we are in the home stretch. 8:00 this morni
are searching for simon asfeha, may be driving a 1999 silver acura with virginia tags xks-1522. >> eastern high school in d.c. will be back open today after a fire that was quickly contained. the school has been undergoing renovations. students have been attending classes in trailers. there were not impacted by the fire. >> of mechanical problems did not play a role in the weekend plane crash that killed poland owes the president, first lady, and 90 other people. readings from the black boxes indicate there were no technical problems with the plane. russian authorities say the pilot was warned about the weather before the plane crashed on saturday. federal investigators wi andll arrive in west virginia today. people gathered to remember the dead from the worst mine disaster in decades yesterday. high levels of toxic gas have prevented them from recovering all the bodies. another hole will have to be drilled before recovery efforts can continue. >> the virginia governor is urging residents to join a moment of silence. at 3:30 this afternoon and the west virginia governor is calling for a moment
returned their census forms. the breakdown also looks good for the washington region. in virginia, 57% of the forms have been returned. while in maryland, 54% of household forms have been returned. in the district, the number is 47%. but if you are one of the millions that have yet to return yours, you may want to get on that. tracie potts is working the big story this afternoon and is live on capitol hill. hi, tracie. >> reporter: good afternoon. today is not the deadline day yes. those numbers for maryland and virginia look good. they are above the national average. but this year, census officials say they think they may have a little more difficulty tracking people down because of the housing crisis. ♪ you probably heard those hip new ads and should have the census form by now. the government counts everyone live something the u.s. through april 1st which means this newborn will be one of the last ones counted. local officials are making a big deal at rallies all over the country today and here is why. >> every missed resident could lose $13,000. >> reporter: all about the money.
. >>> controversy about the confederacy, a proclamation from virginia's governor sparking intense debate while opening old wounds. now he's conceding he made a major omission. i'll also speak with the former virginia governor doug wilder. [ male announcer ] when we built our first hybrid, youtube didn't exist. and facebook was still run out of a dorm room. when we built our first hybrid, more people had landlines than cell phones, and gas was $1.75 a gallon. and now, while other luxury carmakers are building their first hybrids, lexus hybrids have traveled 5.5 billion miles. and that's quite a head start. ♪ >>> huge controversy erupted over a decision this week by virginia's republican governor to decembsignate april confeder history month. cnn's kate bolduan is following the story. >> reporter: virginia, known for its civil war battlefield, its capital richmond was the capital of the confederacy, now a must battle over that legacy. virginia republican governor bob mcdonnell has declared april confederate lift month to understand the sacrifices of the confederate lead, soldiers and citizens.
temperatures, 56-degree in washington. 56 in annapolis. 55 at quantico, virginia. 54 in gaithersburg. salisbury at 55 degrees. our temperatures are quite consistent. forecast if today, couple early morning showers and clouds. then this afternoon -- that is not the right page there. we'll see clearing skies as the day progresses. our high today will be in the low 60s. we'll fix that for you and get that for you shortly. >> good. i think we got better temperatures on the way which will be nice. >> yes, we do. >> i don't know about you but it was a late night and a rough morning because of that the caps loss. >> i stayed to the end. not a good idea. >> you and me both. now, is one and we're done and we have to win this one on wednesday night. on the roads, not looking so bad. as tony said vers he -- he was using the wipers. had an incident on the beltway near st. barnabas road. that has been cleared to the shoulder n virginia, 95 is looking good out of dumfries headed up towards the capital beltway. 66 headed eastbound. no problems to report as you continue in towards 13 making your way out towar
to 64. that's a cooler spot. 70 in martinsburg, west virginia. our forecast for today, increasing clouds, showers and thunderstorms rolling in, but probably not until late this afternoon and evening. heaviest rains and shower chances coming after 8:00 p.m. this evening. for tomorrow, a lingering shower or two first thing this time tomorrow morning. sunshine breaking out by tomorrow afternoon it will feel cooler than average tomorrow, believe it or not, temperatures will stay in the mid to high 50s that will feel down right cold compared to the back-to-back 90s we've had. it's going to be a toasty one today, jerry. temperatures up into the mid 80s once again. >> chuck, we will be prepared. let's see how we're doing. early morning thursday morning commute getting under way. quiet northbound and southbound right now. as you make the trip on the capital beltway no hangups. let's see how we're doing along 270 southbound there was overnight road work headed out of gaithersburg, they are in the process of picking that up. northbound still working on the roadway, but no significant delays so far
virginia later in the program with the congressman whose district the mine is in. >>> meanwhile, afghanistan denying today one of the most inflammatory reports about president hamid karzai that we've heard in a while. that he threatened to join the taliban if the united states kept pressuring him. >> we were shocked to see such kind of comment in the media. the government of afghanistan in which president karzai is a democratically elected president has fighting against terror and fighting against those who put the life of our good people in danger as priority number one. and in that context, that comment, whoever has come up with that, does not make sense. >> san van na guthrie is nbc correspondent and cohost of "the daily rundown." nbc chief foreign correspondent richard engel is live for us in kabul. is this a case that they are shocked to hear that hamid karzai may have said something, shocked that they're gambling with -- are we -- >> reporter: i think it's -- i don't think they're really shocked by it. president karzai has said things like this in the past. what they're sh
, an explosion in west virginia. thanks, brian. >>> there are new questions today over mine safety and coal profits. following this accident, labor secretary hilda solis is promising to take action with a special team of investigators to look into what caused the explosion. in a statement she writes, miners should never have to sacrifice their lives for their livelihood. let's bring in journalist and cultural historian jeff biggers joining us on skype today, the author of "reckoning at eagle creek, the secret legacy of coal in the heartland." good to have you on with us. you know this industry as well as anyone. it is a way of life. it's how they make a living. there's not a whole lot of economic development in this part of west virginia except coal mining. have the people of this area just come to accept the risk? >> they've come to accept the risk but i think like any americans they want to be able to go to work every day knowing that there are rules on the books that are going to be followed and enforced, that there's no reason to have unnecessary risks, especially if they're going to lo
this hour, all the families can do is wait. rescue crews pulled out of a mine in west virginia after an explosion killed at least 25 people. the officials in charge say conditions in the mine are too dangerous. methane levels are too high, to high a spark could set off another explosion to crews plan to drill holes to vent the gas. west virginia's governor reports the first of the holes may not be finished until tomorrow. 18 people are underground, 14 confirmed dead. we won't know what happened to the others until the crews get in. people in charge of the situation said the outlook is grim. the governor chose his words carefully today as he talked about the chances of finding survivors. listen. >> as horrific as the explosion was and i explained to them that i don't want to give anybody false hope, but by golly, if i'm on that side of the table and that's my father and brother or my uncle or cousin, i've going to have hope. it's a very difficult situation. >> most difficult we're sure for families of the miners, part of a tightknit community in the upper big branch mine, a rural area
virginia mine. rescue crews got inside, but now the quality of air has become too dangerous and crews are being pulled out. what happens next. >>> tiger woods, it's just a few hours away from teeing off the masters, but before his first drive, a haunting new ad is creating a lot of buzz. it featuring the voice of his voice. >> you'll find out what thinking was, i want to find out what your feelings are, and did you learn anything? >> advertising guru donny deutsch will join me to talk about this ad. what does donny, think and what are people on the blog saying about it? this is a hot topic today. >>> we saturday off with a diplomat from the middle east as he caused a bomb scare aboard a united airlines flight last nichlt federal marshals confronted the man, a diplomat from qatar, after he emerged from the bathroom smelling of smoke. smoked a cigarette and tried to cover it up, and then reportedly made a flippant comment to light his shoes. that was enough for the marshals to apprehend him. two fighter jets were scrambled in this. pete williams is the justice correspondent. what more d
is okay. 95 virginia has a tractor- trailer that jackknifed and lost its rear axle. other than that. this is 95 northbound in virginia, north of the rappahannock river bridge. only one lane gets by to the left. 55 minutes just to get out of fredericksburg. the alternate is not much better. >> brand new video, a fire broke out at a building on georgetown university campus. it happened along the 3700 block of o street in northwest. the details are scarce. >> our top story this morning, two prince george's county police officers are being punished for their role in the video. you saw it first on abc 7. both are serving suspension while the department conducts an internal investigation into brutality claims. this morning we are learning new details about who is officers are. brianne carter is in college park with details. >> good morning. according to the police department, they have identified all the officers involved in the video. so far, two police officers have been suspended. more suspensions may be forthcoming. police said all of the officers involved in the beating at the univer
side, maryland. 39 in springfield and dale city. 37 in manassas. 39 martinsburg, west virginia. when a nice day it will be today. plenty of sunshine today. that's how the irish republican army would say it. 76 degree. >> we have a wrinkle the rush hour. folks coming out of fredericksburg, 95 northbound before you get to -- sorry, north of route 3 before route 17, accident to the left. trackter tiler involved. route 3 to route 1 to 17, back over to i-95. relatively easy. overnight road work, the interchange at quantico should be wrapped up. let's head over to see how we are doing elsewhere. road work on the inner loop. braddock road, few moments ago, flashing lights. they are still out there. >> jerry, thank you. >>> it is now 18 minutes before the top of the hour. why there's suddenly more rest for the weary along virginia's highways. >> search for two missing cousins. why their cell phones could be a crucial clue about what happened to them. >>> a father ar renchlgts cue efforts continue in china following strong earthquakes that struck a mountainous reege original near tibet yester
in west virginia. >> we have rescue teams that are underground and they are advancing as quickly as possible. >> all we can do right now as a community is just come together and pray. >> we are pretty tough people. we will get through it. >> we know dozens are confirmed dead. but, still, a flickering hope endures. it lives in the eyes of loved ones who wait for word and unyielding resolve of the rescuers. tonight the race to save the miners trapped beneath the earth. continuing coverage of breaking news now on fox news channel and a massive 7. magnitude earthquake has struck near sumatra in indonesia. within the last few minutes we have learned of at least three after shocks. a watch is now in effect for those islands. reports in from residents of widespread power outages and panic on a neighboring island. in indonesia a dispatch from a quake agency official who says there are no reports of a tsunami, no damage or casualties so far but this is the very early going. the united states geological survey reports this earthquake was centered about 130 miles north and west of the islan
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virginia, our clergy is our grief counselors. we have, you know, these are tough people and they do it all. i don't know how to explain it. it's so different. the people, they're solid and they're coming together and they understand the depths of this. and family members, i told the family members, i said i know there's no use to tell you this, if you can go home and get some rest, i know they won't but if you need to change your clothes or whatever, you have a lot of information now until we get the first hole through to know what conditions we're dealing with and knowing that the rescue teams can go in or how quickly. so you're looking at maybe 12 plus hours for that. >> are any of the miners who got out still in the hospital? >> two. one in beckly and one in charleston. >> no one has briefed him yet. not that i know of. the only debriefing that's going on and the way that the four miners were identified is local rescuers who knew them. and people said, how come you haven't identified the other 14? there was a total of 18 unidentified. you identified four, why not the other 14? we had
. in other news, one week after the explosion at a west virginia coal mine, the last of the bodies are now being recovered. now the focus is shifting to how the disaster happened and who might be to blame. jim axelrod is in charleston, west virginia. >> reporter: at a memorial this afternoon, west virginia's governor tried to soothe the spirits broken by the nation's deadliest mining disaster in 40 years. >> when someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure. we have 29 treasures. 29 treasures. >> reporter: an army of pastors has been busy at church as much ass and funerals across the state since saturday morning when west virginia's worst fears were confirmed and the last four missing miners were found dead. >> we did not receive the miracle that we prayed for. >> reporter: it turns out rescue workers had walked right past three of the four missing miners' bodies in their very first trip into the mine, right after the explosion a week ago. >> there was so much smoke and the conditions were so dire at that time with dust in the air that they apparently bypassed the three
gray. doreen, jim, back to you. >> jay, thank you. >>> man from virginia died after he was tasered by police in arlington. the officers say they were trying to control the man in an apartment on columbia pike and that's when they used a taser gun. that man died this morning. derrick ward is in arlington and has more on this. >> reporter: we are learning a bit more about the victim that died in the third-floor apartment in this building during the incident you just talked about. we are also learning more about the training that police officers typically undergo and what's men to be non-lethal force. when police responded to the call for a psychiatric emergency at the wild wood apartment in arlington, they encountered adil jouamai. he had been staying here with relatives. >> family member that initiated the call to the police department. >> reporter: police say he was nude and uncooperatedive and there was a struggle. an officer use ad taser on the 32-year-old man. they noticed he was not breathing. >> already dispatched to the scene and they were there and provided medical treatment
underground again. steve handelsman is working our big story this afternoon live from naoma, west virginia. >> reporter: thanks. good afternoon from west virginia. today it is stormy. officials say that may be the cause of their setback. with the barometric drops, a lot of cold air rushes of the coal mine and left dangerous methane gas seep in through the cold. teach methane in the mine meant more drilling and more pumping as rescue teams feed a hasty retreat. >> this is a it setback. the worst of our three options from a rescue attempt. >> reporter: 32 rescuers had gotten the green light overnight and headed in. miles to go. but back on the surface, tech anythingnitions were getting bad readings. four miners could be taking shellingter, the air turned explosive. too much methane. officials worried about another blast like the one that killed 25 men monday and they pulled the rescue teams 500 feet short of their goal. >> a buildup of noxioknocknoxio we have to get it out of there. >> the atmosphere is not explosive. >> reporter: miner tommy davis survived monday's blast. his mother and his
had to do with electrical cable on piece of equipment. meanwhile, rescue crews in west virginia are working against the clock to try to find survivors from the disaster. let's get an update from correspondent jonathan hunt in montcoal, west virginia. >> reporter: the effort to find the four missing miners remains a main-stakingly slow process. not least because those in charge want to be absolutely certain they do not risk the lives of any of the rescue team members by sending them in to a mine still dangerously full of explosive gases. >> you just have to clear the area out, make sure there is not another explosion. >> reporter: officials say they are keeping the waiting families constantly briefed and have their support for the way they are proceeding with the rescue operation. >> that's why the families understood and were agreeable let's make sure that before you put rescuers in there, that you have them in the safest condition. >> reporter: the poisonous gases are already being released through one of the drill holes and the hope is that there will soon be three holes and t
that you get nothing. >> move onto another one here, virginia's republican governor bob mcdonnell declaring april is confederate month. it sparks anger among civil rights leader and others. mcdonnell saying it will promote state tourism leading up to its 150 athanniversary of the civil war next year. the declaration honors the men, they say, who fought in the war but it makes no mention of slavery, for instance. former virginia governor douglas wilder the grandson of slaves himself, called the omission "mind-boggling." matt, your view on -- whether it's virginia or any formally confederate state that would use a confederate celebration, absent the acknowledgement of slavery is a mechanism to generate tourism revenue. >> virginia i think has four ongoing things that they're honoring right now, including organ donation and child safety month. but april i guess was just to create confederate month here in the commonwealth of virginia. my take is i think it is entirely fitting and proper and to remember and to honor virginians who died fighting in this civil war, but i also agree with governor
, out of west virginia. this is where a memorial service will be taking place this hour for the 29 people killed in this month's coal mine explosion. the worst u.s. mine disaster in 40 years. president barack obama is delivering the eulogy. he will be momentarily. we will be joining that jeweulo as it happens roughly about 30 minutes from now and bring that to you live. obviously, the president will also be meeting with family members of those miners who were killed in that explosion. >>> the other major story we're following for you, this hour tornado devastation in the south. mississippi's governor calls it utter obliteration in some places including his hometown. alabama was also hit hard and fast. >> talked to my dad on the phone. he said, son, they say it's coming right downtown. just as he said that, it lightened off in the distance and i could see the wall cloud and see the funnel cloud drop down. i said, dad, it's not -- it is coming through downtown. >> here's what's happening right now as a result of that severe weather. rescue crews are out in force across mississippi af
in virginia, beautiful shot. sun getting ready to set, traffic easing between the 14th street bridge and mixing bowl. back to you. >>> topper has the forecast. maybe a jacket but no hat? >> yeah, no hat. we've stepped back into april. here's your forecast first. for tonight clear skies. you will need a jacket later tonight. it will be chilly, upper 30s in the suburbs. mid-40s downtown. winds light out of the southwest at 5 to 10. temperatures now, still around 0, a couple of -- 60, a couple of 50s here and there. 60 downtown. 60 gaithersburg. also in frederick. when we come back we talk about the 70s. we'll step in may tomorrow. you know what that means, showers. >>> still to come -- carrying on about carry-ons. how congress is fighting the latest airline fees but first, some encouraging news about an industry that brings millions of dollars into our area. >>> good news about the chesapeake bay blue crab population. >> blue crab population is actually roaring back and actually coming back stronger than many ever would have predicted. once decimated, this population is not only reboun
to the mine disaster in west virginia, president obama today ordered federal mine safety officials to give him a report by next week on what caused that explosion that killed at least 25 miners. but right now, the focus is on the four who may still be alive. 32 rescue workers finally got inside the mine today but they were forced to turn back for their own safety. our national correspondent jim axelrod is in mont coal, west virginia. and, jim, how serious is this setback? >> reporter: with slim hope growing only slimmer, katie, and frustration rising, the rescue teams are now preparing to head back into the mine, in sometime in the next few hours and resume their search for the four missing miners. for the family and friends of four missing miners in west virginia, there is little left to do but hold hands and pray. >> we still have four men underground that i know that the god lord savior can reach out and touch them. >> reporter: just before 5:00 this morning, four teams, each with eight rescue workers, entered the mine. four hours later, they had traveled three miles by rail, another mile o
. 66 everything is clear through centreville. take it to the beltway in virginia. 95 to 66 a lot of construction sites here. little river turnpike near the 66 exit also near route 50 and the 495 and speaking of 95 is how we wrap up out of fredericksburg. lanes are wide open. back to you. >>> day two of the nuclear security summit gets underway in a few hours at the washington convention center. president obama is hoping to get world leaders to agree to secure all vulnerable nuclear weapons worldwide within four years. tara mergener has more. >> president obama hopes by the end of today world leaders will agree on a plan to keep nuclear materials out of the hands of terrorists. >> the threat of nuclear terrorism is real. it is serious. it is growing. >> reporter: the president's counterterrorism chief stressed the need for urgency on monday. he warned that al-qaeda is actively looking for the key ingredients for a nuclear bomb and someone who could assemble it. >> we cannot wait any longer before we lock down these stockpiles. >> reporter: as part of an effort to secure the mater
bring those qualities to domestic mining policy? at least 25 dead in west virginia. any real chance of rescuing four potential survivors could not have begun until tonight because it is all cheaper that way. >>> an arrest in washington state of a man who allegedly threatened the life of a united states senator over the new health care laws. [ tires screech ] ♪ [ sighs ] ♪ that's two for doubting. [ chuckles ] you hit like my sister. really? i'd like to meet her. [ male announcer ] the volkswagen cc. award-winning design starting under $28,000. it's a whole new volkswagen, and a whole new game. award-winning design starting under $28,000. these are actual farmers who raise vegetables in campbell's condensed soup. so if you've ever wondered who grew my soup, well, here they are. ♪ so many, many reasons ♪ it's so m'm! m'm! good! ♪ because with national, i roll past the counter... and choose any car in the aisle. choosing your own car? now that's a good call. go national. go like a pro. >>> death threats against a u.s. senator because of how she voted on health care reform. a
's five-day forecast. >>> new tonight, police released video of a b heist in northern virginia. a fast-food restaurant with customers inside. prisons william county police say they're not the only brazen bandits on the run. wisdom martin has the latest. >> reporter: we're talking about three different crimes and groups of suspects but what makes this so stunning is the fact that they're so aggressive and bold when they're committing these crimes. tonight police are releasing surveillance video of the suspect in action in hopes of getting them off the streets. this is just released surveillance video captured at wendy's on old bridge rode a few months ago around 9:00 just after customers placed their orders, police say two masked men rushed in. >> two suspects came in. one is going to stay at the front counter. and then the other is going to jump over. and take the manager with him to the back room. >> reporter: he struck the manager in the head and forced him to the ground. eventually he forced that same manager to open the safe. took the money, and ran away. >> there is always a poten
mining policy? at least 25 dead in west virginia. any real chance of rescuing four potential survivors could not even have begun until tonight, because it's all cheaper that way. >>> also, an arrest in washington state of a man who allegedly threatened the life of a united states senator over the new health care laws. [ female announcer ] breathe right asks... [ woman ] could i ask you to strip on the street? absolutely! i have a lot of stuffiness at night. it wakes me up. i have allergies. ♪ you're right. i'm getting more air. -oh, yeah. -oh, wow! [ female announcer ] for two free samples, go to breatheright.com. >>> death threats against a u.s. senator because of how she voted on health care reform. and how a state attorney general was bribed or blackmailed into joining that frivolous lawsuit against it. another senator and top conservative columnist rip fox news claiming it can bias viewers and republicans who thought fox was working for them have learned they are working for fox. >>> new developments in worst persons in the weekend at bernie's case. the family that tried to board
explosion in west virginia, let's get a life update now, good evening, molly. >> hi, jim. there are six dead, 21 unaccounted for at upper big branch mine in west virginia about 30 miles south of the capitol of charleston. the state mine director says it happened at 3:00 this afternoon. emergency rescue crews that are trained in mine rescues are rush together scene. this is an underground coal mine operated by performance coal company. operations started at upper big branch in 19946789 and last year, producinging 1.2 million tons of coal. the west virginia gazette newspaper says about 200 people work that mine. as far as accident history at upper big branch a miner killed in july, 2003 in an electrical accident and another in 2001 after falling from a roof top. but over all, massy energy which operates mines in west virginia, virginia and kentucky said it had its best year ever last year as far as coming to safety. and again, jim just headline now there are six dead, 21 unaccounted for at the upper big branch mine in west virginia after an explosion this afternoon. jim? >> thank you. and now,
to take pictures out on a bike ride. they are glad to have her home. >>> west virginia's governor ordered an immediate inspection of all underground coal mines in the wake of the deadly explosion. the 29 miners died as a result of the explosion in the massey energy mine. so far, high levels of gas have made it too dangerous to go back inside the mine. >>> batteries are to play in the package expansion -- explosion at a ups warehouse this morning. the explosion was an accident. >>> jon and kate gosselin will not face charges after questions about child labor laws. they said the dead child labor permits should have been it required an order for their children to appear on the television show. state lawmakers are reviewing their child labor laws for television and movie production. >>> hundreds of iceland residents are evacuating their homes due to a volcano. they have evacuated 800 residents. rivers near the glacier are rising, but the melted ice is a leading to flooding of fears. the volcano first erupted last month after sitting dormant for 200 years. >> volcanos in iceland -- a contradic
virginia. here's a look at the satellite. the last of the rain showers long gone now across the southeastern tip of virginia, northeast north carolina moving away from us. so we do have really thick fog this morning, primarily from frederick, maryland to the northern virginia piedmont, that will last through 9:00 or 10:00, then plenty filled with sunshine our skies will by later on this afternoon. high temperatures today upper 50s to low and mid-60s so a hint cooler than average. but the big time warm-up returns for thursday and friday. jerry, over to you. >> all right, chuck. good morning. let's see how we're doing. some areas shrouded by fog, this is 95, north from lorton. the visibility pretty decent to the capital beltway. along i-270, plenty of fog as you make the trip south to germantown and south, so be aware of it. some of that fog you come up on it rapidly with little notice. folks you can see slamming on brakes, be cautious. >> good morning to you, thank you. >> good morning, jerry. shocking new developments regarding the firing of hundreds of d.c. teachers. six mo
asking for your help to find the suspect. he said to be driving a 1999 silver acura with virginia tags, xks-1522. >>> classes will resume at eastern high school in the district after a fire. about 100 firefighters battled that blaze in the 1700 block of east capital street northeast sunday afternoon. the fire destroyed a rubberized roofing material that crews were laying down. investigators say the fire started on the roof of one of those buildings that was undergoing renovation. it appears to be accidental. investigators are trying to find out what sparked the fire. a few workers were inside and got out safely. firefighters were called to this restaurant fire in prince george's county. the fire broke out at the mid-atlantic seafood just after 1:30 sun afternoon. fire and smoke were seen coming from the roof when firefighters arrived. the restaurant was evacuated. no injuries reported. the cause of that fire remains under investigation. >>> we're following breaking news from new york city. more than 250 firefighters battle a seven alarm fine a high rise building on manhattan's lower ea
in the bedroom of a 13-year-old girl in fredericksburg, virginia. jackie benson spoke with the family. >> hit picture and shattered the picture. >> reporter: this is the hole made by a 9-millimeter bullet that went through three walls, two exterior and one interior, and a house plant before bouncing after the wall of a 13-year-old girl. it was about 4:00 p.m. wednesday. the eighth grade student had been lying on her bed studying moments earlier. >> then i got a call and i answered it and like i just dropped the phone and then i picked it up. she was, like, what was that noise? i was like, i don't even know. when i came out, it was kind of smo smoky. that's why i thought it was the outlet that exploded. then i came in here and saw the hole. >> reporter: she did what any teenager did in that situation. she called her dad. edward campbell is executive chef at the restaurant. >> the damage it could have done to my daughter, that's the ultimate. >> reporter: police were called. once everyone was assured she was okay, the question became, what happened? >> it was the neighbor in the adjacent apartm
. story in virginia will be northbound i-95 at rappahannock. you will find some traffic is squeezing through there single file to the left. already about a mile and a half backup trying to make your way through fredericksburg. traveling closer in to the beltway, no problems to report leaving newington and springfield headed up onto 395. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. >>> we are following several developing stories from overseas this thursday morning. ash clouds from an erupting volcano in iceland disrupting air travel in northern europe notch flights are allowed in british air space and airports in scotland are closed. the united states has frozen most trans-atlantic flights n iceland, ash isn't the only problem. there is all flooding because the volcano is now erupting into a glacier sending water gushing down the mountain side. >>> in rush yitzhak rabin the foreign ministry has said that all u.s. adoptions of russian children have been suspended. this is fallout from the case of that tennessee woman who sent her adopted 7-year-old son back to moscow alone on a plane.
in the river. >>> people in central virginia may have felt the earth sway last night. geologists say that the richmond area was hit with a magnitude 2.3 earthquake. the u.s. geological survey says that it struck at 12:12 a.m. and centered 15 miles west-northwest of ashland. there were no injuries and there are no reports of damage. >>> and wow, what a day it is out there today. >> everything is in bloom. including that pollen popping out there. in fact, it will feel more like summer. pretty darned soon, veronica joins us with your first forecast. >> that it will. and for the evening here, it is going to continue to be nice across the area. if you have been putting off that evening walk or the evening jog because it has been too chilly for you, get out there this evening. take a look. they will morning we started out in the 30s and 40s. 32 degrees in manassas. centreville, too. starting out right at the freezing mark. ft. belvoir, 34. we were in the low 40s around the district. but -- with the sunshine today, wind out of the west, we have gotten up to the 70s. first day this woke. fin
of new hampshire avenue. northern virginia, a quiet start so far, a you make the trip north of out of fredericksburg to dale city, all travel lanes reported open. >>> a new video shows the brutal beating of a university of maryland student at the hands of police officers. it happened as crowds celebrated a big win for the basketball team last month. now police have suspended one officer and are trying to identify a second to punish. news4's jacky benson has the story. >> we know he's singing a fight song. we know from the other video, he didn't say a word to the officers, they don't give him any orders. and you can see what they do. >> reporter: attorney christopher griffith said these images show what happened to his client, 22-year-old jonathan mckenna. said the injuries required head staples. and prince george's county police the night of march 3rd, when students filled into the downtown college park. both students were charged with assaulting mounted police officers. documents charge that the men struck the officers and the horses, the and that both men were kicked by the horse
baden on the commute. >> 95 virginia northbound coming out of potomac mills to get through woodbridge is forced.-- the worst. in the district near the convention center they still have a lot of barricades' to move out of the roadway, mainly on the southern end of the convention center. every thing should be clear by the time you get there. light traffic volume in the district where they had the nuclear summit. everything should be open by the time you get there. if new york avenue looks good. a little portion of madison avenue is closed, but we are optimistic. let's look at traffic in virginia. springfield. the headlights are northbound leaving springfield for the pentagon. now to breaking news. >> we begin with the breaking news from western china. a strong earthquake has killed at least 200 people and injured thousands more. the 6.5 quake struck in the qinghai province, near the szechuan province where a 2000 earthquake killed 68,000 people. people fled to the streets in panic as buildings began collapsing. rescuers are trying to free people trapped in rubble. >> our other top story
a preliminary briefing today on the west virginia coal mine explosion that killed 29 miners. inspections of over 200 mines in west virginia have been ordered by governor joe manchin. he wants miners to help with the safety inspections. and he wants to honor the victims of the april 5th accident by pausing mine production tomorrow. >>> democrats and republicans are squaring off over the president's new plan to protect taxpayers in the case of another major bank failure. after talks in the white house, republicans ripped into the bill, saying it would protect big banks, hurt small banks and guarantee more taxpayers footing of the bill. >> an unfettered market, where people are taking huge risks and expecting taxpayers to bail them out when things go sour is simply not acceptable. >> it's a bill that actually guarantees future bailouts of wall street banks. >> to bailout or not to bailout. >> the new season of bailouts. >> back door bailouts. >> the bill could make its way to the senate floor as early as next week. so, how would it keep an eye on banks and help protect taxpayers? here's our jon kar
and inclusive place for people of every race, gender, background, and faith." she was also a virginia native, born in richmond. bob mcdonnell has asked all state flags fly at half mast today. kathy park, abc 7 news. >> thank you. >>> more details. she had been in the hospital since her 98 birthday last month. she was on the platform at the lincoln memorial when martin luther king delivered his "i have a dream" speech. she died of natural causes. >>> major waterboarded is being lifted for residents across northwest washington. residents across northwest were told not to use water because of a spike in chlorine levels. you should not shower or drink it. the warning now just applies to wait six-block radius. and that radius is shrinking. >>> the house has abandoned legislation giving d.c. a vote in congress. it will now likely not take it up at all this year. steny hoyer said a major problem was its inclusion of a provision eliminating the top gun control laws. >>> there is no suspects in the murder of a popular principle found dead in his home. last wednesday, officials say brian betts was sti
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